Monday's high schools: Taylor Trillium beats Harper Woods, closes in on division title
Taylor Trillium Academy defeated Harper Woods 55-52 Monday night, getting one step closer to earning its first division title.
The Fishburn brothers came through yet again for Trillium, as younger brother Damaryon had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while older sibling Elijahjuan had 14.
Trillium assistant coach Craig Ford said the brothers have been playing well all season, with Elijahjuan being their best player.
“Those are the two guys who help carry us at the end of games, Damaryon’s a big offensive threat, Eli’s a great 2-way player, they play really well together,” Ford said.
It was senior night for Harper Woods and they kept pace with Trillium through the first half, not allowing it to pull away.
Harper Woods made a big push in the third quarter, using a full-court press to create a 9-0 run and pull within a point with three minutes left, forcing Trillium to call timeout and regroup.
“They had confidence to compete, they were a gritty team, it was a really physical game, the refs were letting guys play,” Ford said.
The fourth quarter was when the brothers made their impact, as the 6-foot-5, 150-pound sophomore scored on three straight possessions to give Trillium a 47-40 lead. Then, senior Elijahjuan made a big 3-pointer to seal the victory for Trillium.
Even though his team isn’t as deep as it was last year, Ford believes that it can still win the district title with a more potent and experienced roster.
“We can make a deep run this year, we can beat anyone, and we’re looking forward to the challenge and competing,” Ford said.
Derrell Woods Jr. scored 13 for Trillium.
Taylor Trillium is 10-2 and will play Warren Michigan Math & Science on Tuesday. Harper Woods falls to 3-9 and plays River Rouge on Wednesday.
More boys basketball
Austin Catholic 34, Landmark Academy 31: Ethan Fisher scored eight and had seven rebounds for Austin Catholic (3-7). Garrett Cartier scored 14 for Landmark (2-8).
Southfield A&T 54, Troy 50: Anthony Davis scored 12 and Jaylan Mack 12 for Southfield (4-8, 2-5). Brody Parker scored 16 and Ethan Emerzian 15 for Troy (5-6, 4-4).
Detroit Denby 61, Detroit Central 16: Taylor Sullivan scored 31 and had 10 rebounds, and Breshay Holley had 10 and 10 for Denby (8-3, 7-0 PSL East). Central is 1-5.
Madison Heights Lamphere 37, Eastpointe 14: Kate Robinson scored 14 and Nydia Shumate 10 for Lamphere (9-2). Eastpointe is 7-3.
Plymouth 44, Livonia Stevenson 38: Ella Riley scored 18 and Kyra Brandon 10 for Plymouth (9-7). Aubrie Ickes had 10 for Stevenson (5-10).
Riverview 55, Monroe St. Mary’s 37: Elyssa Kincaid scored 19 and Rayah Kolbusz 18 for Riverview (12-2). Isabelle Alston scored 14 for St. Mary’s (7-6).
Royal Oak 55, Chippewa Valley 27: Sarah Soraghan scored 17 for Royal Oak (8-5). Emily Dixon scored 11 for Chippewa (5-9).
Boys basketball scores
Blue Water Area
Armada 69, Almont 48
Allen Park 50, Trenton 39
Hamtramck 71, Detroit University Prep Science & Math 32
Taylor Trillium 55, Harper Woods 52
Southfield A&T 54, Troy 50
Ann Arbor Huron 66, Temperance Bedford 37
Girls basketball scores
Blue Water Area
Macomb Lutheran North 34, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 30
Madison Heights Bishop Foley 55, Riverview Gabriel Richard 31
Royal Oak Shrine 48, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 44
Waterford Lakes 65, Ann Arbor Greenhills 17
Flat Rock 58, Carleton Airport 42
Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 55, Riverview 37
New Boston Huron 38, Grosse Ile 24
South Lyon East 55, Waterford Mott 20
Fraser 27, Roseville 15
Marysville 36, St. Clair 30
St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 49, Sterling Heights 36
Warren Cousino 46, Warren Mott 22
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 40, Birmingham Seaholm 24
North Farmington 46, Oak Park 32
Monroe 51, Ypsilanti 41
Temperance Bedford 38, Ann Arbor Huron 27
Harper Woods Chandler Park 55, Parma Western 43
Pontiac Notre Dame 50, Auburn Hills Avondale 40
Royal Oak 55, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 27
Kameron Goodwill is a freelance writer. Detroit News staff contributed.